Professor of History
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1980
Modern Middle East, Islamic World, Late Ottoman Empire, and Modern Military History
Select Publications:The Young Atatürk: From Ottoman Soldier to Statesman of Turkey. London: I. B. Tauris, 2013.
Semseddin Sami, Women, and Social Conscience in the Late Ottoman Empire, Middle Eastern Studies 46 (January 2010), 97-115.
"Istiklal Harbi'nde Bir Askeri Onder Olarak Atatürk (Atatürk as a Military Leader in the War of Independence)," in Asker ve Devlet Adami Atatürk Paneli (Ankara: Genelkurmay Askeri Tarih ve Stratejik Etut Baskanligi Yayinlari, 2009), pp. 3-8.
The Crescent and the Eagle: Ottoman Rule, Islam and the Albanians, 1874–1913. London: I. B. Tauris, 2006.
Co-author with Robert F. Baumann and Walter E. Kretchik, Armed Peacekeepers in Bosnia. Fort Leavenworth: Combat Studies Institute Press, 2004.
"T. E. Lawrence and the Art of War in the Twenty-First Century" in The Waking Dream of T. E. Lawrence: Essays on His Life, Literature, and Legacy, edited by Charles M. Stang (New York: Palgrave, 2002): 161–78.
The Albatross of Decisive Victory: War and Policy between Egypt and Israel in the 1967 and 1973 Arab-Israeli Wars. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2000.
Why I Came to Baylor:
"Three reasons explain my coming to Baylor University. First, I wanted to return to university teaching after having taught at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College for 19 years, including one year as a visiting professor at West Point. Second, Baylor expressed its committment to providing time and resources for serious research. Third, I was attracted to the Christian environment."